Writing Instruction Made Tangible a(Gr. 6-12) <br />Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.<br />Email: Katie@KatherineMcKnight.com<br />
Writing Beliefs<br />Above Everything Else—WRITING IS COMMUNICATION<br />Writing is not DRILL & KILL Worksheets<br />Writi...
Writing Beliefs<br />Writing may stem from and is intimately  related to:<br />Thinking<br />Reading<br />Speaking<br />Bu...
Making Writing Tangible<br />Incorporating multiple intelligences in mini lessons.<br />Using and developing strategic wri...
Mini Lesson Development<br />Let’s look at the Mini Lesson<br />Determine Content Need<br />Keep Them Short<br />Make Them...
Sample Mini Lessons<br />Lessons for Focus and Organization<br />	Don’t Spill the topics<br />	Sweet Organization<br />
Sample Mini Lessons<br />Lessons for Sentence Structure, Punctuation and Grammar<br />Nouns and Verbs<br />Postcards from ...
Kinesthetic Writing Exercises<br />Based on Improvisation Games<br />(Spolin, 1999)<br />One Word Story<br />Beginning-Mid...
Reflections<br />What did I learn about writing?<br />Why is what I learned important<br />To ME?<br />To my STUDENTS?<br ...
How to Reach Me<br />Email: katie@katherinemcknight.com<br />Website: katherinemcknight.com<br />Twitter: @literacyworld<b...
If you liked this session, consider booking a full day of training in one of the following areas:<br />Visit us at the SDE...
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  1. 1. Writing Instruction Made Tangible a(Gr. 6-12) <br />Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.<br />Email: Katie@KatherineMcKnight.com<br />
  2. 2. Writing Beliefs<br />Above Everything Else—WRITING IS COMMUNICATION<br />Writing is not DRILL & KILL Worksheets<br />Writing is not practicing isolated skills<br />Writing is not mindless writing exercises<br />Writing is not all about assessment<br />Writing is not formulas<br />WRITING IS COMMUNICATION<br />
  3. 3. Writing Beliefs<br />Writing may stem from and is intimately related to:<br />Thinking<br />Reading<br />Speaking<br />But—Writing is none of these things.<br />Written Communication is not spoken language transferred to print.<br />We cannot “Write it like you say it!”<br />
  4. 4. Making Writing Tangible<br />Incorporating multiple intelligences in mini lessons.<br />Using and developing strategic writing activities that employ multiple intelligences<br />
  5. 5. Mini Lesson Development<br />Let’s look at the Mini Lesson<br />Determine Content Need<br />Keep Them Short<br />Make Them Simple<br />Engage Students and Provide for Interaction<br />Provide Practice Time<br />Consider, “What’s Next?”<br />Evaluate<br />
  6. 6. Sample Mini Lessons<br />Lessons for Focus and Organization<br /> Don’t Spill the topics<br /> Sweet Organization<br />
  7. 7. Sample Mini Lessons<br />Lessons for Sentence Structure, Punctuation and Grammar<br />Nouns and Verbs<br />Postcards from the Past<br />Crushing Contractions<br />
  8. 8. Kinesthetic Writing Exercises<br />Based on Improvisation Games<br />(Spolin, 1999)<br />One Word Story<br />Beginning-Middle-End<br />Situation-Problem-Solution<br />Pearls on a String<br />
  9. 9. Reflections<br />What did I learn about writing?<br />Why is what I learned important<br />To ME?<br />To my STUDENTS?<br />How will I incorporate what I have learned into my teaching?<br />
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  11. 11. How to Reach Me<br />Email: katie@katherinemcknight.com<br />Website: katherinemcknight.com<br />Twitter: @literacyworld<br />Facebook: Katie Siewert McKnight Literacy<br />
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  13. 13. If you liked this session, consider booking a full day of training in one of the following areas:<br />Visit us at the SDE Professional Development booth to learn more!<br />
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